If you need a hotel during December, I wanted to remind you of the generous Accor promotion which has been running for the last two months and which continues until the end of the year.
The offer runs until 31st December. Registration does not seem to be required.
This is what you have to do:
Change the settings on your Le Club AccorHotels account from earning points to earning miles
WARNING: If you already have a pot of over 3,000 Accor points, they will be converted into Iberia miles immediately. If you want to save your existing points for a hotel redemption then do NOT take part in this promo.
Select Iberia Plus as your preferred airline – NOT British Airways! (You will obviously have to open an Iberia Plus account at iberia.com if you don’t have one. New members of Iberia Plus must wait 90 days before they can transfer Avios across to British Airways or avios.com)
Book and stay – existing bookings made before 1st October do not count – before 31st December for a stay which completes by 31st December. Iberia Plus must be selected as your earning partner at the time of booking.
You can repeat this an unlimited number of times
The landing page says:
members must book the stay only from this offer page
However, when the read the small print, it is less restrictive:
member must book online in this page, on accorhotels.com or our participating brands websites or through the Accorhotels.com mobile application and via Accor call centers. All other reservation channels will not be eligible for this offer.
The ‘triple points’ is based on what you would earn as a ‘Classic’ base level member, ie 2.5 points per Euro. This means that you would earn 7.5 Avios per €1 spent which is a very attractive rate. Status members would earn even more.
(Note that the earning rate is lower at Ibis, Ibis Styles and Adagio. You only earn 1 per €1. At Adagio Access you earn 0.5 per €1. This means that a ‘Classic’ member would be earning 3 Avios per €1.)
This deal could work out very nicely. Let’s imagine that you are spending £500 at a Novotel for a week. That would be €568 which would earn you 4,260 Avios. A status member would do even better.